New Collaborations to Deliver Digital Agriculture Innovation to More Farmers
SÃO PAULO (Dec. 7, 2017) –Today, The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto Company, announced its first Brazil-based partnership agreements between the company’s widely adopted Climate FieldView™ digital agriculture platform and three industry-leading ag technology companies: Farmbox, a product of Checkplant; AEGRO, and IBRA Laboratory. The addition of these partners supports The Climate Corporation’s commitment to deliver a true digital ag ecosystem where farmers can access a broad and interconnected set of tools, services and data in a single, easy-to-use interface to optimize all their farm management decisions.
“Brazil has quickly become a hub for the development of digital ag technologies that are helping farmers more efficiently manage their operations and improve productivity through data-rich insights,” said Mateus Barros, South America Lead for The Climate Corporation business. “Through these new partnerships, Brazilian farmers will be able to experience seamless data flow between their Climate FieldView account and partner accounts, giving them the ability to access and visualize all of their data in a unified platform alongside other important data layers to unlock new insights about field performance.”
In late 2016, Climate first announced its open platform strategy in the United States, providing a stronger and quicker path to market for third-party ag innovators and simplifying the complex digital ag landscape for farmers. Since then, Climate has announced partnerships with several companies in the U.S. and Canada and is now expanding this strategy to the Brazilian market.
Farmbox, AEGRO and IBRA Laboratory each provide unique offerings and capabilities:
Integration plans between the Climate FieldView™ platform and these partners will differ based on each company's offering and are planned to include a variety of options, such as: a login with Climate FieldView capability for onboarding of new customers, and data integration at the farmer’s request between their Climate FieldView account and partner accounts to help farmers uncover deeper analysis of how their crops are performing during the season. Along with the inclusion of these new partners in Brazil, Agribotix, a leading drone-data processing company, announced in October 2017 a pilot program in Brazil to expand its existing U.S. partnership with the Climate FieldView platform, introducing the power of on-demand aerial imagery to Brazilian farmers. Additionally, Climate is currently working to initiate pilot programs in Brazil through its U.S. partnerships with TerrAvion and Veris Technologies.
In May 2017, Climate announced the official launch the Climate FieldView platform in Brazil, which is made available in country through Monsanto. Prior to launch, the platform was tested for several years with corn and soybean farmers from Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Goiás, Bahia, Paraná, Rio Grande do Sul and Minas Gerais. In the short time since its launch in Brazil, the platform has rapidly acquired more than 1 million paid acres and continues to revolutionize farming through its delivery of powerful, data-driven tools. First launched in the United States in 2015, the Climate FieldView platform is on more than 120 million acres with more than 100,000 users across the United States, Brazil and Canada. It has quickly become the most broadly connected platform in the industry and continues to expand into new global regions. In early November 2017, the company announced the pre-commercial launch of the Climate FieldView platform into regions of Europe.
As innovation in the digital agriculture space continues to accelerate rapidly around the globe, Climate continues to explore partnership opportunities to provide farmers with the insights they need to improve their productivity. If you are interested in partnering with The Climate Corporation, please visit www.climate.com/partners.
For more information about the Climate FieldView platform in Brazil, visit www.climatefieldview.com.br.
About The Climate Corporation
The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto Company, aims to help all the world’s farmers sustainably increase their productivity through the use of digital tools. The integrated Climate FieldView™ digital agriculture platform provides farmers with a comprehensive, connected suite of digital tools. Bringing together seamless field data collection, advanced agronomic modeling and local weather monitoring into simple mobile and web software solutions, the Climate FieldView platform gives farmers a deeper understanding of their fields so they can make more informed operating decisions to optimize yields, maximize efficiency and reduce risk. For more information, please visit www.fieldview.com.br.
About Monsanto Company
Monsanto is committed to bringing a broad range of solutions to help nourish our growing world. We produce seeds for fruits, vegetables and key crops - such as corn, soybeans, and cotton - that help farmers have better harvests while using water and other important resources more efficiently. We work to find sustainable solutions for soil health, help farmers use data to improve farming practices and conserve natural resources, and provide crop protection products to minimize damage from pests and disease. Through programs and partnerships, we collaborate with farmers, researchers, nonprofit organizations, universities and others to help tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges. To learn more about Monsanto, our commitments and our more than 20,000 dedicated employees, please visit monsanto.com. Follow our business on Twitter® at twitter.com/MonsantoCo.